Whitney Knight-Rorie
EL Teacher, Southaven Elementary
NBCT, M.A in English/Linguistics, B.S. in Secondary English Education, TESOL, and Spanish


Hello! My name is Whitney Knight-Rorie. I am an EL Teacher at Southaven Elementary! Please email me at any time in any language.

During this difficult time, my thoughts are with you and your family. We will learn through this together!

Lunch Site

Pick up lunch or homework packets from SES teachers at:

Southaven Intermediate School - 175 Rasco Road, Southaven, MS 38671 - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00-12:00

"DeSoto County School Distict is serving drive thru GRAB AND GO meals (breakfast and lunch) on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday during school. ALL children 18 and under will eat FREE. Due to regulations, children must be present to claim their meal. Families will not need to enter the school building for pick-up. Families will be able to drive through to pick up meals. Meals will be sold to adults for $3.00. In efforts to prevent the spread of germs, money will not exchange hands so exact change is required."

Spanish Translation

Parents: Contact Liliana Rangel at (662)449-7182.

Teachers: Visit the website of Liliana Rangel, the district translator.

Support Hours
Zoom Video Conference

The hours below are for teachers, students, and families. I will be at my computer on Zoom ready to help with anything you may need. I can teach your student how to access their classroom teachers' assignments, teach them to sound out words, or model a math problem.


Click here to join the live Zoom meeting at the hours listed below.


If you are using a phone or tablet, you will need to download the "Zoom" app.



Tuesday, Thursday:

Teachers - 9:00-9:30

Students & Families - 9:30-11:00


And any other time -- Just email or text to set up an appointment!

Learning Time!



Read a pair of books on Bookflix and try the activities!



Draw a picture about a character from the book you read yesterday. Write a story about the character.




Listen to a book on Storyline Online. Explain what happened in the book to a friend or family member.



Draw a picture about the setting in the book you listened to yesterday. Write a different story in that setting!


Go to our padlet at https://padlet.com/whitney_rorie/sesel for more activities!